Art In the Midst
Mandala painting from Cal-Earth, Hesperia, CA.
world we envision."
Anne Tucker "An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
Art and Human Rights
"Get Up, Stand Up For Human Rights," July 2011 - February 2011, Curated by Melissa Roxas and Liza F. Camba, Co-Founders of the Filipino Arts and Justice Forum. The project included the conceptualization and production of an intensive 8-month-long grassroots community arts and education initiative and month-long exhibition at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA. This project was an in-depth continuation of the first national human rights art exhibit related to the Philippines that was held in 2005 at the FilAm-Arts Space in Los Angeles, CA.
Working alongside 40 artists, many active community members and organizations, and youth, this project highlighted the possibilities that art can achieve to offer solutions and give voice to human rights locally and around the world.
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Video: "Get Up, Stand Up for Human Rights!"
(Footage/Editing by Aaron Proctor of Patch.com)
Blessed Biscuits: Bread for the People
July 2011 - Interactive live performance art. 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA. 200 Biscuits, prayers and intentional dialogue, and human connection shared amidst stories of the spiritual teacher Jesus who broke and shared bread with his friends and followers. An insightful experience that offered a story on every corner and turn from the hungry, the curious, and the fascinated.
We Know and The Trees Know
Fall 2001 - Public art, mixed-media art installation, & interactive performance. Irvine, CA.
This project was created to engage and generate authentic discussions with people - students, faculty, and staff at the UC Irvine campus - during a time of great confusion and turmoil as the subject of war continued to escalate. Approximately 500 people participated in this project over the course of 6 weeks. Following specific instructions and prompts, 1000 cranes were created, infused with special instruction, and assembled and hung at the center-most tree on the college campus.